Grateful Dead Live at Star Lake Ampitheater on 1992-06-22
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- Burgettstown, PA
- Audience Recording
- Star Lake Ampitheater
Subject: The More That You Give...
But, the Drums were intense and the Spanish Jam pure magic. In general though, that setlist looks MUCH better on paper than it actually was.
We couldn't get into that fabled campground that night, in spite of friends that had left our names at the front gate. Security was fed up.
We settled for hamburgers at this little roadside walk-up diner that was *totally* swamped with Heads, and then drove back to Pittsburgh to stay with some "friends" on campus we had just met.
Considering they had a tank of nitrous in their dorm and endless chronic, we really couldn't complain. ;-)
Ahh, the good ol' days.
Subject: no nitrous after 11 pm
Subject: 15 minutes from home
Subject: Crazy evening
Subject: Bennet's Acres
All I know is I thoroughly enjoyed the second set.
I'll give the show 3 stars, although for the era it was probably closer to 4.5 stars.
I'll give the raging two day party at Bennet's Acres 5+ stars !!
Subject: front row...
Billy the Kid shook his finger & smiled @ me, saying something though i don't recall what, for smoking the joint that I did right there in front of security & the band. The campground that was just up the road a piece was a CRAZY scene after the show---anyone else go there?
I haven't listened to the show in quite awhile, but I'd say 5 stars for the experience AND the music.
Subject: good show, good recording
The second set is certainly better, with a strong Scarlet -> Fire that sees Jerry considerably sharper than a half hour before. Other than Victim, the set list is stuff to dream of -- Dark Star and Spanish Jam both make apprearances. However, both are maddeningly short. The Dark Star seemed to just be opening up and Jerry left the stage to Drums. Coming out of Space, the band slid into a Spanish Jam that suddenly gave way to The Other One -- good daring stuff, but not really a successful segue. Still, you have to appreciate the effort to try something different and play The Other One at a different tempo instead of just another recitation of the material they'd played for 25 years. I liked Stella Blue played a little faster than usual, and they closed with a joyous Goin Down the Road and Around and Around. The Knocking on Heaven's Door encore was, at the time, priceless in the cool Pennsylvania evening, and I can't separate my memories of the starry sky with the document of the performance.
As for the recording, it's not bad, which is pretty remarkable. Star Lake is a big tin shack for the band to play in with a half-ass ampitheatre in front of it. The sound, what's the word I'm looking for? SUCKED, that's it. And I wasn't on the lawn, but in the seating. The bass didn't project, and what you could hear was reverbed off the top of the stage, hence time smeared (noticable even only fifty rows in) and Vince's keyboards sounded almost annoyingly thin. Healy did a lot of work to get the sound better by the end of the 2d set. (Not to be cynical, but maybe the last time Healy would really bust his ass to get the sound at a new venue right.) You won't hear much of Phil though, as the bass just didn't project out of the tin can stage, unlike Alpine Valley, an acoustically beautiful ampitheatre, where you could actually SEE the bass roll over the crowd.
Bottom line: good document of a good show. Not great, but it has its moments.
Subject: Another great Christening
Subject: Another great Christening
Subject: crusty sound
Subject: helluva night
I particularly remember the darkish Spainsh Jam and then having my heart strings yanked by the Stella.
Subject: Heck Yeah!
Great set list, great crowd, and great sound.
The "Spanish Jam" and the Dark Star pt. 2 was worth it alone.... Not to mention a great Loser in the first set.
Subject: grateful dead, pittsburgh 92
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